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6 Days | 5 Nights
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
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EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Meals: 13 total, 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners

We are unable to offer meal options outside of our standard menu on this program; None; None; None.

If you have dietary restrictions due to medical requirements, please call (800) 454-5768, to see if we can accommodate your needs.

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RiverBank Lodge: Petersburg, IL, 5 nights
Type: Lodge

Description: Back in October of 2003, four local investors came together to form RiverBank Lodge, LLC for the purpose of transforming the old First National Bank building in Petersburg, IL into a modern lodging facility in the Spring of 2006. In fact, the name “RiverBank Lodge” was chosen not only to reflect the fact that we are situated along the banks of the Sangamon River, but also to reflect on it’s history as a banking institution. Be inspired by the unique and dramatic architecture that includes tree-integrated roof lines, and a soaring 50 foot ceiling spanned by a second-floor balcony viewing the Sangamon River. Our location in Petersburg is ideally close to Lincolns New Salem State Park, an 1830s recreation of Abraham Lincoln's home as a young adult on his own. Guests can stroll the walkable selection of downtown Petersburg, around which are arrayed a variety of Antique shops, restaurants, coffee shops, etc. Golfing, canoeing and kayaking, and winery tours are also in the immediate area. Download a brochure: www.riverbanklodge.com/pdf/riverbank-lodge-brochure.pdf

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522 S. 6th St.
Petersburg, IL 62675 USA
phone: 217-632-0202
web: www.riverbanklodge.com

Room amenities: RiverBank Lodge has 24 rooms, nearly all unique! Beds are queen and king sized beds with different configurations of beds in each room. All rooms offer wall mounted cable televisions with remote, coffee makers, hair dryers, multihead walk-in showers, alarm clocks, telephones with free local calls, and free wireless Internet access.

Facility amenities: Amenities of a modern upscale hotel with the ambiance of a north woods lodge. Lounge area for breakfast and evenings for drinks and pizza. Coin-operated laundry facilities are available for our guests.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Additional nights before: $95 and up plus tax
As space is available.

Additional nights after: $95 and up plus tax
As space is available.

The prices listed for commercial services and facilities that are not included in the program cost, such as airport shuttles or extra nights lodging, are subject to change without notice. Since Road Scholar cannot guarantee the accuracy of these prices, we strongly suggest contacting the companies directly for the most up-to-date information.

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5 nights of accommodations
13 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
9 Expert-led lectures
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